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Ireland, North – c1899

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Ireland North – c1899… Alexander Keith Johnson, F.R.S.E. (1804 – 1871)… 8” x 10” (20 cms x 25 cms) … original printed colour. On graduation from the University of Edinburgh, Johnson was apprenticed to the Edinburgh engraver and mapmaker, James Kirkwood. In 1826, he joined his brother William (later Sir William, Lord Provost of Edinburgh) in a printing and engraving business trading as W. & A. K. Johnston. He was recognised by the leading scientific societies of Europe and America and in 1849 was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. In 1862, he was a founding member of the Meteorological Society of Scotland. His first important work was the “National Atlas of General Geography”, which gained him, in 1843, the appointment of Geographer Royal for Scotland.  Johnston published a Dictionary of Geography in 1850, with many later editions; The Royal Atlas of Modern Geography, begun in 1855; an atlas of military geography to accompany Alison’s History of Europe in 1848 and a variety of other atlases and maps for educational or scientific purposes. A book on astronomy named “School Atlas of Astronomy” (published 1856) was written by him. This map has been mounted to museum standards.   Ref. Map 1182






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